Friday, July 31, 2020

Cute Summer Shoes

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also an “Anything Goes” but it adds a requirement- the creation needs to include coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why making cards is stress therapy for me!!
This weeks sponsor is All Dressed Up, and my DT easel card features a wonderful image named Shoes. I colored the image and positioned it on an A2 sized postcard, then adhered it to an easel card base (instructions can be found HERE.) I printed off a few extra flowers from the flipflop and decorated the computer-generated sentiment on the inside of the card. So fun!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode (The line-up of shoes provides simple flipflops plus two fancier versions of fun footware!) 
·   Digi (with attached sentiment)- All Dressed Up (Shoes)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #107 Anything Goes (July)      
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #125
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                                      
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Fancy                 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        

I had so much fun creating the first card, that I asked Wendy Burns, artist/owner of All Dressed Up if I could use just the flip flops from her digi to make another card. She said YES! So I enlarged the flipflops, printed them off, traced them onto a scrap of yellow foam, cut them out, and set them aside. I colored the straps and flower on the digis, then trimmed them from the flipflops, leaving an additional strip of cardstock on the end of each strap. I added texture to the foam bases with a corrugator, slit small holes into them for the straps, threaded the extended strap ends through these slits, and taped them down on the underside.  The sentiment on the front is computer generated. I printed off another flower from the image, colored and fussy cut the flower then attached it to the freebie inside sentiment with a square of foam tape.
·   Digi- Bugaboo (Deacon Elf Sitter)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Inside sentiment- WinkWinkWink freebie (Wishing You a Happy Day)
·   Assorted background paper and ypcycled calendar scene from my stash
·   Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Summer Colors
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Ocean or Beachy
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

An added note- One of the commenters from Australia noted that they call flip-flops thongs. Her comment reminded me of a funny situation a few years ago. At the time I worked with a federal grant that provided education on the danger of Methamphetamine use and Meth labs. My boss was once providing a presentation to a group of landlords, and noted, "When applying the strong cleaning fluid to floors make sure you are not wearing thongs." (Several people in the audience looked shocked. And many laughed! My boss turned pink and said, "I mean, flip-flops. We called them thongs when I was growing up not flip-flops!” He added, “So don't wear flip-flops when cleaning floors." Then added with a grin, " But, you can wear thongs if you’d like!”) That memory still makes me LOL! 

I won this Digi Doodles digi named “Mindy’s New Boots” several months ago and it’s become a favorite! Decided to feature her on a Christmas card. It was fun to use several scrapbook items that I purchased back in 2009 when I helped a friend make a family scrapbook-the Christmas Label on the front and matching patterned paper on the inside of the card. The black music score paper on the front compliments the lyrics, plus adds wonderful contrast to the card front. The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from a blogspot named Skogstokiga. (The freebies are replaced gradually so the one pictured might not be available when you check. However, there are dozens available so you are sure to find a few that you just have to have!)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge- Color Wheel (My card includes red, blue and green) and NBUs Challenge (scrapbook items that I’ve had for over a decade!)
·   Digi- Digi Doodle Studios (Mindy’s New Boots)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Skogstokiga Blogspot Freebie (I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas)
·   Inside Sentiment- “Christmas Music…” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Here Comes Christmas)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes)
·   Snowflakes- Lawn Fawn LF995-Mini Snowflakes Die Set
Entered into:  
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- Anything Goes July  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- All I Have To Do Is Dream
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #138 Christmas in July (Week 4)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #450-451 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Color Wheel  
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #16                    
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Change It Up       


  1. LOL ... I'm known in these parts as the 'Flip Flop Lady' so of course your card(s) sang out to me! Awesome creations! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. My daughter lives in flip flops all year round so she would love your flip flop card. she adore the colour yellow too. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Hi Kathy, a super group of cards, you know that downunder we call flip-flops 'Thongs'! Love the teen girl enjoying her new boots and the Christmas music, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

    1. Megan, your comment about flip-flops reminded me of a LOL situation that I added into that section of this post. So... thanks for your note. And... I'll remember this if I ever get to take the trip to Australia that is on my bucket list!

  4. Nothing better then a pair of flip flops, fabulous card...thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Fabulous assortment of cards, Kathy! Your little anecdote about your boss made me chuckle and brought back memories of when my sis moved to Oz and the first time she heard that people wore thongs on their feet! LOL
    Great Christmas card, thanks for sharing it with us at The Outlawz Colour Challenge.
    DT for The Outlawz

  6. Oh my gosh, I am still laughing at the story about your boss. Oh my, that is HYSTERICAL! I might giggle about that for a while! As always.. BEAUTIFUL cards Ms. Kathy! Love the little lady you entered into the Power Poppy challenge -- she's adorable and the way you colored her up is pretty much perfect! :-)

  7. So Precious!!! Love the colors! Best of Luck in the Challenge and come back soon! Thanks for playing with us at All Dressed Up~
    Carolyn, DT


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